instrument panel


Definition of instrument panel 

: a panel on which instruments are mounted especially : dashboard sense 2

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Meanwhile, Fiat Chrysler buys magnesium instrument panels from the supplier. Phoebe Wall Howard, USA TODAY, "Ford to halt all F-150 production, could last weeks," 9 May 2018 The plane's instrument panel is also being modified with electric propulsion indicators in preparation for the first flight of Mod II, which Borer says will likely occur sometime in 2019. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "NASA X-Plane Gets Closer to Electric Flight," 18 June 2018 With the capsule hurtling about 5,000 mph spaceward, all of the warning lights on the instrument panel lit up. Gabrielle Banks, Houston Chronicle, "BEAN OBIT," 26 May 2018 Besides the striking Soul Red Crystal Metallic exterior, our Grand Touring model came with the Parchment leather seats and a two-tone instrument panel with the audio/navigation screen sticking up out of the center of the dash top. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "Mazda CX-5: Crossover gets upgrades for 2018, including more safety tech," 22 Apr. 2018 The instrument panel is driver-centric with wide-view visibility of gauges and controls. Mark Maynard,, "2019 Volkswagen Jetta: 7th generation wide-body reboot," 6 July 2018 There's a flight simulator with a cockpit and instrument panel, along with some short videos that feature the solar system, for kids to pretend to fly through space. Amy Schwabe, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Science CITY opens at Betty Brinn Children's Museum," 5 July 2018 The dual-element LCD instrument panel monitors gas levels, trip distance, and engine output; unlike nearly every motorcycle until the last year or so, automatically turns off blinkers. Fortune, "Is the Bigger, Beefier Ducati Scrambler 1100 the One for You?," 27 June 2018 Hyundai's new head-up display projects vehicle speed and other information onto a clear glass panel behind the instrument panel to enable the driver to keep attention on the road. G. Chambers Williams Iii, Houston Chronicle, "All-new Kona: Small crossover joins Hyundai lineup, starts at $19,500," 5 May 2018

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First Known Use of instrument panel

1922, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of instrument panel

: a flat surface across the front of an airplane's cockpit that contains the instruments used to fly the plane

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